Over the summer, I infused some honey with our homegrown mint. Can I just say that it’s darn incredible? Each and every time I open the jar, I’m overwhelmed but the incredible minty aroma. Seriously, the smell alone makes my mouth water and it tastes even better. Generally speaking, I put just a touch in a cup of herbal tea but I admit to occasionally taking a small taste just to allow the flavor to wash over me.
I wrote about honey infusions a few years back. In that original article, I suggested letting the honey infuse for a mere week, let me just say that longer is definitely better. The mint infused for a solid month and that time allowed for a super flavorful honey. There will be more of this mint infused made next summer because I wish I’d saved some for gift giving. I’m also thinking about putting some of it in my lip balm creations going forward.
What bits of your pantry are you enjoying these days?